Biologist

Sciences and Engineering

Job Description

In the forest products industry, working as a biologist means you are a key player in ensuring that forestry operations are run in an environmentally sustainable way. Your scientific background is complemented by a working knowledge of relevant environmental legislation. Biologists can be specialists or generalists. Forest products companies, for example, may have bird biologists on staff. Other companies may have biologists on staff who perform a whole range of duties, including mapping terrestrial ecosystem, assessing tree stands, counting fish and other wildlife populations, and analyzing the impact of forestry operations on watersheds.

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This job is right for you if...

  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You like variety and learning new things
  • You love science
  • You want to make a difference working in a green job
  • You see the big environmental picture
  • You like the outdoors
  • You are a team player
  • You want to work in hiking boots, not dress shoes

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Education And Training

A diploma, bachelor of science or higher degree in biological science is required for biologists. Biologists who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher tend to be most in demand. Some biologists combine biology with training or degrees in in business, environmental science or forestry. Canada’s forest products industry is committed to environmental sustainability, so biologists are in demand and have a bright future in the industry.

Cégep de Matane
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Collège Ahuntsic

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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